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Aedes albopictus
(a type of mosquito)

Asian tiger mosquito

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Species description or overview

Asian tiger mosquito species profile (USDA)
Internet resources for the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus), including distribution maps and citation database, are provided by the National Invasive Species Information Center.

Aedes albopictus description and ecology from GISD (ISSG)
A species description and information about the ecology of Aedes albopictus as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


Taxonomy & nomenclature

Aedes albopictus information from ITIS
The Integrated Taxonomic Information System ITIS provides authoritative taxonomic information on Aedes albopictus, as well as other plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.


Impacts

Asian tiger mosquito species profile (USDA)
Internet resources for the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus), including distribution maps and citation database, are provided by the National Invasive Species Information Center.

Aedes albopictus impact information from GISD (ISSG)
Impact information regarding Aedes albopictus as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


Dispersal and pathways

History of Aedes mosquitoes in Hawaii  new posting 
History of Aedes mosquitoes in Hawaii (article)


Control methods

Aedes albopictus management information from GISD (ISSG)
Management information for Aedes albopictus as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


Distribution

Asian tiger mosquito species profile (USDA)
Internet resources for the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus), including distribution maps and citation database, are provided by the National Invasive Species Information Center.

Aedes albopictus worldwide distribution from GISD (ISSG)
Worldwide distribution information about Aedes albopictus is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


In the news

New mosquito-control hope (Raising Islands Blog, 19 August 2007)
Bloggist Jan TenBruggencate reviews the history of mosquito introductions to Hawaii and discusses the discovery of a fungus that can shorten the life span of mosquitoes.


Full-text articles

History of Aedes mosquitoes in Hawaii  new posting 
History of Aedes mosquitoes in Hawaii (article)

Aedes mosquitoes in Hawaii View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format  new posting 
Aedes mosquitoes in Hawaii: A thesis submitted to the Graduate Division of the University of Hawaii at Manoa in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in entomology, August 2011


Experts

Aedes albopictus contacts from GISD (ISSG)
Contact information for experts on Aedes albopictus as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


Other resources

Three Mountain Alliance Management Plan, December 31, 2007 View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
The Three Mountain Alliance provides watershed protection and management to over one million acres across Mauna Loa, Kilauea, and Hualalai on Hawaii Island. This plan identifies management goals (pdf).

Mosquitoes in Hawaii View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
"Mosquitoes in Hawaii" is a 2005 position paper presented by the Hawaii Conservation Alliance.

Aedes albopictus references from GISD (ISSG)
References regarding Aedes albopictus as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


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